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AHA fosters and supports community efforts to make healthy eating and physical activity the way of life in Wake County.

Perspectives: Ode to the School Lunch Ladies (Sept. 2014)

I recently visited the school kitchen at Timber Drive Elementary in Garner to learn more about how the school lunch system works in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). An incredible crew of women and the head of training for WCPSS Child Nutrition Services (CNS) graciously hosted me. More


More Active Transportation Coming to Cary

With more than 70 miles of greenways and 2,500 acres of parks and open space, the Town of Cary has a lot to offer citizens and visitors who want to be active. By the end of 2015, however, there will even be more opportunities for active transportation and recreation More


October: Farm to School and Walk to School

October brings two great ways that schools can highlight policy, system and environmental change: National Farm to School Month and International Walk to School Day. Farm to School Download this Farm to School Month flier for ideas on how to celebrate. According to the USDA Farm to School Census, More


USDA Smart Snacks: Beyond the Lunch Line

On July 1, the USDA Smart Snacks in Schools nutrition standards went into effect for schools nationwide, and that helps support healthier students  here in Wake County through higher nutrition standards. (These standards were put into place in summer 2013 as required by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010). More


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